Common Tread

Mark “Backmarker” Gardiner has been a senior editor at Motorcyclist, a road-tester for Road Racer X, and a correspondent for the U.K. magazine Bike. He’s the author of several books, including the "Bathroom Book of Motorcycle Trivia" and "On Motorcycles: The Best of Backmarker." His Isle of Man TT memoir, "Riding Man," is currently in development as a feature film.